Deadline: 4 July 2012 and 4 November 2012
Parresis is interested in fiction of the highest quality by new authors from Africa that capture the contemporary African reality in all its nuance and detail. We have great faith in the very best of the emerging crop of African writers, children of the digital revolution and heirs to socio-political upheavals.
Parrésia provides the robust book production services of the full traditional printing process and bookstore-based distribution across Africa and the most modern forms of book publishing including eBooks and print-on-demand books and resilient e-marketing campaigns. Our independent Literary Agency, recognizing the desire of a greater number of new writers to completely control the production of their book, offers manuscript assessment, book production management and legal representation services to writers desirous of self publishing.
Our genre of interest is Fiction, interpreted broadly. Our authors of interest are authors with something new to say, with a bias for new authors without discrimination. In line with our guiding philosophy, we do not at the moment reprint books already published outside Africa.
CALL FOR SUBMISSION
We have three submission windows per year. These are:
5th of January – 4th March
5th of May – 4th of July
5th of September – 4th of November
Authors are required to submit a one page synopsis plus first three chapters.
Submissions that have potential will be selected
Selected Authors would be contacted indicating interest.
We will then request a full synopsis and inquire about the complete manuscript.
Further selection to determine manuscripts of strong interest, provisional offer to selected authors stating:
Sign on fee
Territorial rights agreement will be agreed upon. A contract between Parrésia Publishers and the author will be officially signed before the publishing process commences.
For queries: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For submissions: parrésia@parresia.com